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Fugitive In Custody After Standoff In La Vergne

Posted at 9:01 AM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 10:01:14-05

A fugitive from Kansas was taken into custody following an early morning standoff in La Vergne. 

U.S. Marshals attempted to serve a warrant at a home on Sand Hill Road, located not far from Murfreesboro Road, around 6:15 Thursday morning.  

Officials said 40-year-old Zebulin Richard Barron was wanted out of  Shawnee County, Kansas for two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and one count of lewd fondling of a child under 14-years-old and offender 18-years-old or older.  

A warrant for his arrest was issued on December 11. The alleged incident happened in December 2014.

His mother answered the door and told authorities he may have a weapon with him. 

He reportedly refused to come out, even after police made several calls to him. With the help of K9 officers, police forced their way in and found Barron hiding in a closet.      

NC5_Sky5HD flew over the scene this morning as a suspect barricaded himself inside a La Vergne home. MORE: http://on.nc5.co/1QPKrFO

Posted by NewsChannel5.com on Thursday, December 17, 2015

He was taken into custody around 10 a.m. Although he was not armed, investigators said he resisted officers during his arrest.  

A total of three people lived in the house, but only Barron and his mother were there at the time.  

Neighbors were strongly advised to stay indoors during the ordeal.

Four schools, including La Vergne Primary, Roy Waldron Elementary, La Vergne Middle and La Vergne Lake Elementary, were briefly placed on a precautionary lockdown.